Pets

Los Angeles architects design quirky cat shelters for charity

The California Cat Cube, by Standard Architecture, features reclaimed wooden louvers
The California Cat Cube, by Standard Architecture, features reclaimed wooden louvers
View 12 Images
The California Cat Cube, by Standard Architecture, features reclaimed wooden louvers
1/12
The California Cat Cube, by Standard Architecture, features reclaimed wooden louvers
Kitty Kurves, by Lehrer Architects, is described as a setting for the kitties to experience their inner architect
2/12
Kitty Kurves, by Lehrer Architects, is described as a setting for the kitties to experience their inner architect
The "Cat-à-Tête" shelter, by Formation Association, takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation
3/12
The "Cat-à-Tête" shelter, by Formation Association, takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation
Knowhow Shop's Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for the hazards of deep space travel
4/12
Knowhow Shop's Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for the hazards of deep space travel
RNL' s String Theory harnesses complex physics to ensure the ultimate in play time
5/12
RNL' s String Theory harnesses complex physics to ensure the ultimate in play time
Pfeiffer Partners Architects' Teatro de Gato harnesses the cat's inner stage performer
6/12
Pfeiffer Partners Architects' Teatro de Gato harnesses the cat's inner stage performer
“Opportunity and instinct are the primary tools foremost afforded the feral cat, as it attempt to carve out its own place within the city," says HOK about its design the catSCAPE
7/12
“Opportunity and instinct are the primary tools foremost afforded the feral cat, as it attempt to carve out its own place within the city," says HOK about its design the catSCAPE
Catleidoscope by Purrrkins+Will is "conceived as a living piece of art. The Catleidoscope explores the relationship between the observer and the observed"
8/12
Catleidoscope by Purrrkins+Will is "conceived as a living piece of art. The Catleidoscope explores the relationship between the observer and the observed"
CallisonRTKL's Silhouette plays off of a cat’s mysterious personality, apparently. Indeed, it's so mysterious that we're not sure what it's supposed to represent, but looks fun for the cat
9/12
CallisonRTKL's Silhouette plays off of a cat’s mysterious personality, apparently. Indeed, it's so mysterious that we're not sure what it's supposed to represent, but looks fun for the cat
This design is by Warren Office + Schmidt Designs, and that's all we know as the firm offers no description for this strange structure
10/12
This design is by Warren Office + Schmidt Designs, and that's all we know as the firm offers no description for this strange structure
The colorful Spiral Kitty, by DSH// architecture, is intended as a “cat cone” that provides shelter and ventilation for Los Angeles cats
11/12
The colorful Spiral Kitty, by DSH// architecture, is intended as a “cat cone” that provides shelter and ventilation for Los Angeles cats
The Cat Bowl, by Abramson Teiger Architects, lets the cat take the place of a fish, allowing it a safe place to watch its surroundings - deep stuff
12/12
The Cat Bowl, by Abramson Teiger Architects, lets the cat take the place of a fish, allowing it a safe place to watch its surroundings - deep stuff

A dozen Los-Angeles-based architecture firms have turned their design expertise toward creating quirky shelters for homeless cats. The Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event was conceived to raise funds for FixNation: a Los Angeles charity that spays and neuters homeless cats to reduce cat populations humanely.

The project, which we last covered in 2014, included Gizmag regulars HOK and Perkins + Will – temporarily renamed Purrrkins + Will – and also featured over 24 cat bowls decorated by feline-loving celebs, including Clint Eastwood and William Shatner. The bowls and select shelters are being sold to raise money.

The "Cat-à-Tête" shelter, by Formation Association, takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation
The "Cat-à-Tête" shelter, by Formation Association, takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation

The Cat-à-Tête shelter takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation.

Knowhow Shop's Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for the hazards of deep space travel
Knowhow Shop's Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for the hazards of deep space travel

The Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for space travel, smoothing the way for the inevitable cat takeover of the galaxy.

The Cat Bowl, by Abramson Teiger Architects, lets the cat take the place of a fish, allowing it a safe place to watch its surroundings - deep stuff
The Cat Bowl, by Abramson Teiger Architects, lets the cat take the place of a fish, allowing it a safe place to watch its surroundings - deep stuff

During a sold-out event at the Herman Miller Showroom in Culver City on March 10th, the Cat Bowl shelter, by Abramson Teiger Architects was declared the fan favorite. The green-roofed wooden shelter offers several small holes for a cunning moggie to peer out and swipe passersby.

Check out the gallery to see each of the projects.

Sources: FixNation, Architects for Animals

0 comments
There are no comments. Be the first!